What is The Purpose of Bible Memorization?
Bible memorization can be an extremely helpful tool. Hiding God’s word in your heart is so crucial in your maturing Christian life. Bible memorization ist is an excellent practice for yourself to do and keep in mind that when you share your faith with others; you can tell them precisely where it says it is in the Bible. The Bible is a double-edged sword that can protect you and conquer giants. YouVersion has a Bible app that can be helpful to dig deeper into God’s word.
As a Christian, we are not to try to impress others with our scriptures knowledge that we have obtained, but rather to point them to Jesus Christ. Bible memorization hides God’s word in your heart. ~ Bill Greguska
Why Can Bible Memorization Often Be So Painful?
Many people say that they can not memorize anything. I agree that Bible memorization can be a little tricky sometimes, but in life most everything worthwhile there is a degree of difficulty involved. Bible memorization is vital because without knowing what you believe in, and what you stand for, a person is an easy target to fall for anything.
When referring to using your memory to gain wisdom from the Bible, I am not referring to being legalistic like the Pharisees in Jesus’s time or trying to use the Bible as a hammer, and hammer others with it.
We need to gain the ability to recall what the Bible teaches and applying it to our life first. Then to share the Gospel with others in the form of teaching, training, rebuking and instructing those who choose to walk with the Lord, using the Bible as their lamp unto their feet.
Bible memorization does not always have to be a word for word, but rather, what I am referring to is the ability to take what the Bible says and puts it into your words to personally apply it to your life, and to the lives of others without altering the meaning. (to paraphrase)
This style, however, does not always work well when sharing what you know about the Bible with someone new in their faith. In that case, it is often best to ask the person whom you are talking with if they could wait until you could tell them specifically what they need to know the next time you both talk. That is assuming they believe in the Bible as being the word of God it would only be logical to want to practice Bible memorization.
Bible Memorization is Your Sword When You Memorize it!
“I just dove into the Scriptures and started memorizing different scriptures and started becoming as much as possible a part of the scripture. I wanted it to be grafted into my heart.” ~ Tim Scott
Deuteronomy 11:18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
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Bible Memorization By Jack Stockton
Bible Memorization is Made Easy By Jack Stockton
In his message above, Jack Stockton, who is a mere eleven years old, proves the scripture that God uses the “foolish” things of the world to “confound the wise.” Jack reveals Jesus Christ throughout the Bible, in summary, using Bible memorization.
God does not expect us to memorize the Bible, but God wants us to know and understand His word and apply it to our daily life. It is amazing how an eleven-year-old boy would even want to practice Bible memorization the way Jack has.
My hat is off to this young man who is hiding the Bible in his heart and sharing it with others.
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Bible memorization is a wise investment. Think of it as going to the hardware store picking out whatever tool you need to get a job done. In Bible memorization, the tools you pick up will help either you or someone else in their life. ~ Bill Greguska
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.